Tuesday, 25 March 2014
Thursday, 13 March 2014
Yup! That's what I've been doing since the 20th of February when my debut release "The Roman" launched itself into the big world of book publication.
As a first time author it's something you just have to do. Unless you just happen to have a name that you can trade on (famous parents/married to royalty etc. etc.), or you are Celeb of sorts (A - Z lister and anything in-between) you have to promote yourself like no-one's business if you want your books to sell.
Once friends and family have bought a copy, then any sales after that are down to hard work, frankly. I've spent hours and hours on tinternet (my spelling!) promoting my book. I've done quite a few blogs, and the latest is here if you would like to go and have a look. I'm talking, of all things, about my wedding shoes!
However, if the above sounds like I'm whinging - believe me it's not meant to be! I've made lots of new "friends" on BookFace (my version again) and Twitter. I've had some lovely reviews as well (not many - but quality rather than quantity IMHO!) And in truth, it's been a blast. I've even managed to gain myself a couple of "fans"! Quite, quite lovely to be honest.
So, I'm now well into the revisions of Book 2 and that should (I hope) be released later this year.
THE ROMAN - ROME AD 79 - The one woman he ever loved was the one woman who betrayed him. And now, the Roman will have his revenge… Amazon *****5 star review – “A Perfect Voice for Historical Fiction” – Historical Romance Reviews – AND - Harlequin author, Michelle Styles says – “A lovely debut from a highly talented author. Her eye for historical detail helps to bring this steamy emotional roller coaster of a story to life. A fantastic read for when you want to escape into another time and place.”
On Amazon.com - http://ow.ly/tPGTX
On Amazon.co.uk - http://ow.ly/tPHfJ
On Barnes and Noble - http://ow.ly/tPHvY
On Kobo - http://ow.ly/tPI1N
Speak soon - Caroline x